Donna Mee is a 33 year-veteran Makeup Artist, Educator and Beauty Entrepreneur. After honing her skills working in catwalk, print and television, she now specializes in beauty makeup for print and giving international educational tours. She is known for developing extremely advanced techniques and application skills known as ‘The Donna Mee Makeup Methods.’ She is considered the number one artist in corrective beauty makeup and one of the top beauty educators in the world. Donna is often referred to as the Beauty Prodigy due to her self discovered methods and her extreme passion for generating successful artists through her training.

Some of Donna’s resume credits include working with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brendan Frazier, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Tilly, Joanna Krupa, Judith Light, Kevin Costner, Mandy Moore, Prince, Queen Latifah, Rachel Hunter, Raquel Welch, REM, Steven Tyler, and Tony Danza. As well as working with top designers such as Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Gianfranco Ferre’, Maggie Barry, Richard Tyler, Tommy Hilfiger, and Valentino. And the following print publications, Beauty Biz, Digital Photo Pro, GQ, Harpers Bazaar, In Style Weddings, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Weddings, ME, People, Professional Beauty Magazine, Skin Inc., Vogue Italia, Women’s Wear Daily.

Donna is also responsible for discovering Make Up For Ever and bringing them to the United States which led to their abundant growth before being bought by Louis Vuitton/Moet Hennessy which also owns Sephora. She opened her makeup studio in 1995 followed by a makeup artist agency and a makeup brush line in in 1996, and launched her Academy 1997 which had the highest success rate percentage of working graduates than any other makeup school in the USA through 2014. In the fall of 2014, MEE INC Industry Workshops was launched to bring Donna’s intensive training into 3-10 day workshops for those not able to spend five months at a time pursuing education.

She is known for her commanding presence and her ability to articulate complex science and theory in a way that is easily understood. Donna has a gift for painting a picture with her words, analogies and stories in which she delivers with conviction and humor. Her passion for beauty is evident and contagious as she passes out major ‘light bulb moments’ that positively alter the outcome of artists and beauty therapists work and success. Her training is considered imperative for those whom are serious about mastering their craft.


Published medical journal article on “Medical Makeup for Concealing Facial Scars” in the journal titled, Scar Revision in the 21st century in 2012. 

Makeup Academy is Ranked the #1 Success rate of all makeup schools for our graduates 1999 – 2014

Patent pending on a new mascara brush applicator that will change how professionals apply mascara 2015.

Patent pending on a new tool designed to help women select their best makeup colors 2015.

Named the #1 requested speaker at International Makeup Artist Trade Shows 2011 – 2012

Completed four successful month long educational tours in Australia without sponsors 2011 -2014.

Named the Guru Master of Pageant Makeup on live television 2000.

Personally developed advanced scientific methods for makeup application 1997 – 2010

Invented the spot conceal brush, now an industry staple copied by nearly every cosmetic/brush brand 1997.

Custom developed All About Mee Makeup Brush line in 1997.

#1 ranked Bridal makeup business in southern California 1996 – 2001

#1 ranked in sales for Make Up For Ever Cosmetics Worldwide 1996.

Responsible for discovering and launching Make Up For Ever Paris Cosmetics in the USA in 1995.  Now owned by LVMH, (Louis Vuitton Moet Henessy.)

#1 ranked in sales for Christian Dior Cosmetics in California, and #2 in the United States 1989 and 1990.

Top 5 Ranked in sales for Lancome Cosmetics in Nordstrom chain 1988.

#1 ranked sales for Christian Dior in United States in 1985.

#1 ranked sales for Stagelight Cosmetics in the United States in 1983.


COMPANY / TRADE SHOW                                                                LOCATION

COMPANY / TRADE SHOW                                                                LOCATION

Allure’ Hair & Body Salon and Spa                                               Terrigal, Australia

Beauty School Forum Trade Show                                                Anaheim, CA

BeautiControl                                                                                    Southern CA Region

Beauty Bloggers Training Course                                                  Sydney, Australia

B.E.S.T. Barristar Educational Student Training                            Orange CA

Cameron Jane Makeup School                                                      Sydney Australia

Career Academy of Beauty                                                             Garden Grove, CA

Christian Dior Cosmetics                                                                CA and AZ

Circle Seal Manufacturing                                                               Anaheim, CA

Empire Academy of Makeup                                                          Costa Mesa, CA

Estee Lauder Corporation                                                              CA Region

Face & Body Expo                                                                            Chicago, IL

Fullerton College                                                                             Fullerton CA

Frends Beauty Supply                                                                      Los Angeles, CA

Golden West College                                                                       Huntington Beach, CA

Harpers Baazar Magazine                                                               New York, NY

Head to Toe Women's Expo                                                            San Diego, CA

International Makeup Artist Trade Show 2010                              London, England UK

International Makeup Artist Trade Show 2010, 2011, 2012           Los Angeles, CA

International Makeup Artist Trade Show 2010, 2011, 2012           Sydney, Australia

IMATS Attendees / Private Training Courses                                 Sydney, Australia

International Spa & Beauty Exp                                                       Sydney, Australia

James Albert School of Cosmetology                                             Costa Mesa, CA

J.C. Penney                                                                                        Buena Park, CA

Makeup Effects Group                                                                       Matraville, Australia

Make Up For Ever Cosmetics Paris                                                   United States

Mater Dei High School                                                                        Santa Ana, CA

Miss California U.S.A. Pageant                                                            Fresno & Long Beach

Miss California Teen U.S.A. Pageant                                                     L.A. & Fresno

Miss Irvine Pageant                                                                               Irvine, CA

Miss, Ms. & Mrs. Globe Pageants                                                          Palm Springs, CA

Miss South Orange County Pageant                                                     San Clemente, CA

Mrs. United States Pageant                                                                   Las Vegas, CA

Mrs. United Nation Pageant                                                                   Palm Springs, CA

Nordstrom                                                                                                West Coast

Paul Mitchell, The School                                                                       Costa Mesa, CA                            

PHAMExpo  2013, 2014                                                                           Los Angeles, CA

Royal Langnickel Brush                                                                           Pasadena, CA/Australia

Self Magazine                                                                                           Los Angeles, CA

Senna Cosmetics                                                                                      L.A./Orange County, CA

Stagelight Cosmetics                                                                                L.A. & Orange County           

Than Le College School of Cosmetology                                                Garden Grove, CA

The Makeup Show / Powder Group                                                         Los Angeles, CA

The Skin Academy at Paul Mitchell                                                           Costa Mesa, CA

Toni & Guy Cosmetology School                                                               Costa Mesa, CA

University of California Irvine                                                                     Irvine, CA

West Covina High School                                                                          West Covina, CA

Youth Employment Services                                                                      Costa Mesa, CA



CELEBRITY                                                                                   PRINT MAGAZINES                                                           

Aerosmith                                                                                       First Hold Magazine

Arnold Schwarzenegger                                                                13minutes Magazine

Boys II Men                                                                                     Audrey

Brendan Fraser                                                                               Coast

Cindy Crawford                                                                               Digital Photo Pro

Jennifer Tilly                                                                                    deVour

Joanna Krupa                                                                                  Destination I Do

Judith Light                                                                                      Q12AQ

Kevin Costner                                                                                   GQ

Leeza Gibbons                                                                                  Harpers Bazaar

Lisa Kudrow                                                                                      I Do Magazine

Mandy Moore                                                                                   InStyle

Mara Wilson                                                                                     InStyle Weddings

Prince                                                                                                Los Angeles

Queen Latifah                                                                                   Martha Stewart Weddings

Rachel Hunter                                                                                   Makeup Artist Magazine

Raquel Welch                                                                                    Marie Claire

REM                                                                                                    ME

Rod Stewart                                                                                       Orange Coast

Tony Danza